Before AC/DC's Malcolm and Angus Young took us down the Highway to Hell, they joined their brother, George Young, and guitarist Harry Vanda to form the Marcus Hook Roll Band, a band that never left the studio.
AC/DC are more than just a great rock band, they're an institution. Trends may come and go, but their unique brand of rhythm 'n bruise has proven to be timeless. Angus Young, the band 's lead playing livewire, has also deservedly attained a legendary standing in the business. In fact, one of modern rock's leading lights, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, recently refered to him as "the absolute god of blues-rock guitar."
Malcolm's really underrated. He makes the band sound so full, and I couldn't ask for a better rhythm player. Sometimes I look at Malcolm while he's playing, and I'm completely awestruck by the sheer power of it. He's doing something much more unique than what I do-with that raw, natural sound of his. People like Malcolm, Steve Cropper, Chuck Berry and Keith Richards-they're all doing something better than the rest of us.
The Badpiper, aka "the world's only flame-throwing, leather clad, heavily tattooed punk rock warrior," recently performed AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" on the streets of Fremantle, Australia. And lucky you — you get to see it below.
AC/DC, one of the last big holdouts to make their music available on iTunes, have finally relented. Starting today, the Australian hard-rock band's entire catalog is now available digitally — all on iTunes.
Next week, AC/DC will release an album version of their acclaimed live DVD, Live at River Plate, on both CD and LP. Ahead of its release, the band have shared a live video of the Back In Black classic "You Shook Me All Night Long" taken from the DVD. Check it out below.